Prof. Victoire de Margerie started her career in 1986. She held various Business Development, Plant and Business Unit Management roles at Atochem (fine chemicals), CarnaudMetalbox (packaging) and Péchiney (aluminum and packaging) in France, Germany & the USA until 2002. She then became a Professor of Strategic Management at Grenoble School of Management (2003–2011). Since 2012, she is the majority shareholder and Chairman of Rondol Industrie (small scale machinery). She is also the Vice Chairman of the World Materials Forum as well as a Board Director at Arkema (France), Babcock International (UK) and Eurazeo (France). Prof. de Margerie graduated from HEC Paris and Sciences Po Paris and holds a PhD in Management Science from Université de Paris 2, Panthéon Assas.